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I'm a bit short on time to watch the whole thing but as a brit you have no idea how long our girls take to pack clothes when their ears catch a syllable of someone saying the're going abroad. those doughnuts sound like they cost hardly more then a quid in our money, so yeah some of the stuff sounds really cheap when you crunch the exchange. and those chicken legs look like pig slop

we did used to have something very similar, something closer to wal mart then ASDA or TESCO is. WOOLWORTHS, it was quite a bit cheaper then the other two and it was everywhere, but a few years ago the company went bust, I guess we just can't afford a wal mart here it's prices wouldn't make enough of a return investment, especially when a return investment is more important then ever now.
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I'm a Canuck and every time I take a trip to the U.S I am astounded by how cheap the food is.

I don't think the size of the portions is a problem (except for soft drinks, those are WAY out of whack), but it's just SO CHEAP.
And the variety ! There is so much choice.

The last two trips I made to the states I stayed 1 month each time and I gained 10 pounds each time !

My american friend also told me we were going to the "small wal-mart" ... and it was as big or bigger than the biggest stores I have seen up here.

Y'all 'muricans are just used to it so you may not really get what the big deal is for foreigners
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I've only watched the start of the video but I expect that most British people have been to a Walmart in the UK. The company bought the ASDA (Associated Dairies) brand here in 1999 and operate in the UK under that name (though as you have the biggest economy in the world and lots of space for construction, your shops do tend to be a tad bigger on average).

There are a number of reasons for food to be cheaper in America but picking out a couple; the UK has a high tax rate on fuel, inflating any prices reliant on transport; we have different standards on food quality (a recent example in the news is that the US requires chicken to be washed in chlorine to kill germs that get through the production process while the UK and EU have higher standards for production cleanliness and ban the chlorine wash).
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Zenpie wrote:


redokami wrote:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jOhqVPFjYI

they are cracking me up

lmao they are over dressed for wal mart xD
I love how they are like GASP look at this GASP THIS IS SO CHEAP, americans have it good


Haha yeah I love not being able to go to the doctor or afford a home. But at least we got trashy ole Walmart!


You wouldn't be able to afford a home anywhere you live. And if you had a job, that doctor thing might clear up as well!
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MidoriNoTora wrote:

I've only watched the start of the video but I expect that most British people have been to a Walmart in the UK. The company bought the ASDA (Associated Dairies) brand here in 1999 and operate in the UK under that name (though as you have the biggest economy in the world and lots of space for construction, your shops do tend to be a tad bigger on average).

There are a number of reasons for food to be cheaper in America but picking out a couple; the UK has a high tax rate on fuel, inflating any prices reliant on transport; we have different standards on food quality (a recent example in the news is that the US requires chicken to be washed in chlorine to kill germs that get through the production process while the UK and EU have higher standards for production cleanliness and ban the chlorine wash).


I bought a packet of sliced chicken in Asda a few months ago and when I opened the packet it stunk of bleach so I think they must still do the chlorine wash
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I bought a packet of sliced chicken in Asda a few months ago and when I opened the packet it stunk of bleach so I think they must still do the chlorine wash


I doubt it as it is illegal within the EU. Either you bought some illegally packaged chicken, some inadvertantly contaminated chicken or the bleach smell came from something other than the chicken (perhaps the packaging had been disinfected).
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I demand a video of there first KFC.


Ever noticed disguised KFC joints in Japan in anime? They're common in Britain too.


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Haha yeah I love not being able to go to the doctor or afford a home. But at least we got trashy ole Walmart!


See, for example: http://england.shelter.org.uk/campaigns_/why_we_campaign/the_housing_crisis/what_is_the_housing_crisis

Home ownership is slipping out of reach: On average, house prices are now almost seven times people’s incomes. No matter how hard they work, it’s becoming more and more difficult for young people to save up and buy a home of their own. In the last decade, home ownership fell for the first time since Census records began.
Housing costs are hugely expensive: Many of the people on the housing ladder did so by taking out risky mortgage loans that stretched them to their financial limit. Now that the economy is struggling, people are finding it harder to meet their monthly repayments, often with dire consequences – 28,900 homes were repossessed across the UK in 2013.

That's why this happened: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2039719/Simon-Dale-How-I-built-hobbit-house-Wales-just-3-000.html
Posted 8/6/17 , edited 8/6/17

VZ68 wrote:


Zenpie wrote:


redokami wrote:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jOhqVPFjYI

they are cracking me up

lmao they are over dressed for wal mart xD
I love how they are like GASP look at this GASP THIS IS SO CHEAP, americans have it good


Haha yeah I love not being able to go to the doctor or afford a home. But at least we got trashy ole Walmart!


You wouldn't be able to afford a home anywhere you live. And if you had a job, that doctor thing might clear up as well!


What happens to people who can't work because they need to see a doctor first? You sure are a knowledgeable 14 year old
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I'm a Canuck and every time I take a trip to the U.S I am astounded by how cheap the food is.

I don't think the size of the portions is a problem (except for soft drinks, those are WAY out of whack), but it's just SO CHEAP.
And the variety ! There is so much choice.

The last two trips I made to the states I stayed 1 month each time and I gained 10 pounds each time !

My american friend also told me we were going to the "small wal-mart" ... and it was as big or bigger than the biggest stores I have seen up here.

Y'all 'muricans are just used to it so you may not really get what the big deal is for foreigners


It really depends on where you're from in the US. I'm more of a small town/small city gal, but I've gotten into a career that is cross-country. Many of our own citizens, myself included, are continually shocked, too. But, hey, in many areas, Wal-Mart is now shutting down their average stores and replacing them with trully small ones, the size of local markets.

I'm not used to the drink size thing, either.
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As a swede I see nothing out of the ordinary except there was no music playing in there which pretty much all stores over here have
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redokami wrote:
lmao they are over dressed for wal mart xD


A fact I am quite thankful for given what I have seen of how some Americans dress at Walmart. >.>



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every video I see of foreigners at wal mart, they always mention the huge sizes of our food, like all the boxes, just everything, and that no wonder we have a obesity problem


Serving sizes/portions in the US can be scary even just coming from Canada. Many of the same products have different ingredients / recipes too. Even on things that are relatively standardized like multinational fast food chains the recipes can be different. There also seems to be a lot more emphasis on SUPER SIZING everything in the US.

Portion sizes at restaurants in the US though, daaamn. Also, no offense(?), but you guys fry the SHIT out of everything and the further south you go the longer its been fried. >.>


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runec wrote:


redokami wrote:
lmao they are over dressed for wal mart xD


A fact I am quite thankful for given what I have seen of how some Americans dress at Walmart. >.>



redokami wrote:
every video I see of foreigners at wal mart, they always mention the huge sizes of our food, like all the boxes, just everything, and that no wonder we have a obesity problem


Serving sizes/portions in the US can be scary even just coming from Canada. Many of the same products have different ingredients / recipes too. Even on things that are relatively standardized like multinational fast food chains the recipes can be different. There also seems to be a lot more emphasis on SUPER SIZING everything in the US.

Portion sizes at restaurants in the US though, daaamn. Also, no offense(?), but you guys fry the SHIT out of everything and the further south you go the longer its been fried. >.>




EVERYTHING IS GOOD FRIED
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EVERYTHING IS GOOD FRIED


You're deep frying butter.

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runec wrote:


Serving sizes/portions in the US can be scary even just coming from Canada.



Are you Canadian?
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runec wrote:


redokami wrote:
EVERYTHING IS GOOD FRIED


You're deep frying butter.



FRIED OREOS, FRIED TWINKIES FRIED CHICKEN FRIED FRIED FIRED MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ITS SO GOOD




oh runec u should try this



toast 2 pieces of bread
but deli meat on one piece
melt cheese on top,i like muenster, melt it in the microwave
then put honey mustard ontp of that, then put jalapeno slices ontop, THENNN THEN BEST PART, put a handful of BBQ chips ontop, finally pt the other toasted bread ontop mmmmm oh don't forget black pepper
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